The Corsair Sabre is a relatively old product in Corsair’s line up but we felt given its low price that it justified a review. It feautres a right-handed layout with a 10,000 DPI optical sensor designed for FPS gaming. That there is our only complaint, only being suited for right handers leaving lefties out in the cold.
The Corsair Sabre Optical weighs in at only 100g, making it fairly lightweight. Corsair’s website says the Sabre gaming mouse offers easy comfort and fluid reach balanced by consistently accurate tracking, a 1,000 Hz refresh rate, eight configurable buttons, and super-responsive switches. It also includes four-zone, 16.8M color backlighting to create a beautiful, personalized look that matches your style. In spite of the diet, the Sabre mouse feels really solid.
The top is coated in a soft plastic which is really nice to hold. Given the absence of any rubber coated parts the whole mouse still grips well to the hand. On the bottom, a series of coated feet help glide the mouse around our HyperX Gaming Mat. Being wired, a 1.8m braided cable compliments the build quality even further.
Corsair says the design is adaptable to all the main grip styles. With advanced ergonomics that comfortably support your entire hand, you can wield the Sabre RGB in a variety of grip styles. The adaptability in grip gives you the adaptability you need to compete in a wide variety of game types from FPS to RTS and MOBA. The 8 programmable buttons can be easily reached and customized with ease to fine tune your play.
The sensor is also adjustable and can be aligned to specific colours to know exactly how sensitive you have set the Sabre. We used a blue to red colour gradient with blue being set to the highest sensitivity. Changing DPI on the fly is great with independently tunable axes as well. The optical sensor functions flawlessly, with smooth and judder free tracking at all DPI levels.
Corsair use Omron switches beneath the two main buttons making for smooth operation whilst being very robust given they are rated for millions of clicks. The scroll wheel is rubber coated with nice feeback to define steps.
You can also customise the Sabre to your hearts content using the Corsair CUE software. From macros and shortcuts to DPI and media keys, you can set the Sabre up to suit your style. With 4 individual RGB zones too, you can match your rig perfectly.
For under £32, the Sabre is a very good mouse and has been our daily driver for a number of years now with no issues. Everything still clicks as it should and we hope this will continue for even longer.